Nov. 29, 2011
CB Quandre Diggs
On punt returns: I feel really comfortable back there. That’s something I’ve been doing for a really long time. [Assistant head coach/defensive backs] Coach [Duane] Akina trusts me back there. [Head] Coach [Mack] Brown trusts me back there. I just try to make the best decision possible.
On if the team joked around about his punt return almost being a touchdown: Yes. You’re going to always get that. But they understood what was going on. I made a great play because I had great blocking. So I was able to make the play. It should’ve been a touchdown, but we got the momentum going. That’s all that mattered.
On if it would have been a return for a touchdown if he hadn’t just played on the defensive series: I guess you could say that. But I wouldn’t make excuses. I’m not one of those guys who is going to make excuses about something. He made a great play. He made a great hustle. I give him credit for [tackling me].
On going against Baylor QB Robert Griffin III: It’s really fun. He’s someone that is in the Heisman race. Someone that you’re going to be watching in the NFL next year. So you go out and try to have your best game against someone like him.
On how frequently he speaks with his older brother, former Longhorn/current San Diego Chargers CB Quentin Jammer: I talk to him everyday. We have 5-10 minute conversations. We always talk. It’s something that we’ve grown up doing. I always call and ask him for advice.
On if Quentin gives him football advice: A lot of conversations we have aren’t even about football. Only when I ask about something is when he’ll tell me. But he watches all the games. He critiques some things that I do. We have competitions on who had the most interceptions. But it’s nothing serious.
On if he enjoys playing physically: It’s a family thing. It’s something I’ve grown up with, having to go out and be physical. If your brother is going to be someone physical you’ve got to follow him and be physical too. It’s something I’ve been doing my whole life. Coach Akina loves physical corners, so you’ve got to be physical to play in the secondary.
On the defense’s improvement since the OU game: We’ve made a few adjustments during the season. We needed that game. It was something that helped us a lot. Because we played a great offense, give them credit. But we fixed some things that went wrong in that game. Came out and executed, and we’ve been executing for the rest of the season. So we’ve just got to keep it up.
RB Malcolm Brown
On the identity of the offense: Our games now aren’t like the games we had at the beginning of the season. Every single team has been a great team. [Texas] A&M. Baylor coming up. Oklahoma State. Those guys are really great teams. They have really great defenses. So we just have to mature a little bit more as an offense.
On going against Baylor’s defense: We can score. But Baylor’s a great team. They have a game plan just like every other team has. And we’ve got a game plan against them, so it’ll still be a great game.
On if he is hoping to have some more high-yardage running games: Definitely. I had an unfortunate injury that took me out. Took me out of my rhythm a little bit. But I’m just ready to back out there with my team. Just to show that our running game - not just me but the team - our running game at the beginning of the season wasn’t a fluke.
On how he dealt with being injured and not being able to play: It was tough. Just because I like playing the game so much. But you have to stay positive. Be in the training room as much as you can. Our trainers do a great job with everybody. So just being there as much as you can. Being patient. Just stay positive throughout the whole process.
On the quarterbacks: Both of our QBs are great. To me, it doesn’t matter which of them plays. Both of them are really great. Both of them have a different type of style. Whichever one is out there, I know they’re going to work hard and try to lead the team the best they can.